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These directions are courtesy of, a site that specializes in the sale of Yixing teapots.

1. Pre-heat your Yixing teapot by filling it with hot water and then draining it.

2. Place one teaspoon of loose tea into the preheated Yixing teapot.

3. Fill with hot water and wait for at least one minute.

4. Enjoy your tea either by pouring it into a cup or by drinking directly from the Yixing teapot, which is the traditional way of using it.